The Democratic Transformation of Nature Conservation and Public Planning

Hans Peter Hansen, Laura Tolnov Clausen

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    This paper focuses on the interface between planning and democracy by putting both into a historical and theoretical context. By using public planning within the field of nature conservation in Denmark as an example, the paper points out the need for new orientations regarding civic participation and the importance of developing new methods to involve citizens in public planning. The paper argues for the need to develop a new kind of rationality within public planning in order to create an institutional capacity to handle real and genuine citizen participation. Finally, the paper suggests action research as a possible way of developing real methods of participation and for building bridges between public planners and citizens.
    Original languageDanish
    Publication date2004
    Number of pages27
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventGlobal Conference of Environmental Justice & Global Citizenship - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 12 Feb 2004 → …
    Conference number: 3


    ConferenceGlobal Conference of Environmental Justice & Global Citizenship
    Period12/02/2004 → …


    • Democracy
    • participation
    • planning
    • nature conservation

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